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Renton rallies in fourth to beat Hazen 57-55 | BOYS BASKETBALL
Despite a 12-point lead at the beginning of the final quarter of play, the Hazen boys basketball team fell 57-55 to the Renton Indians Friday in an intra-district rivalry game at Renton High School.
It was Hazen's second loss of the year and the first loss to a Seamount League rival. Hazen is now 14-2 overall and 9-1 in the Seamount.
Renton improved to 8-7 overall and 7-3 in the Seamount with the win.
The Highlanders jumped out to a 17-10 after the first quarter, but the Indian rallied in the second to close the gap to 31-26 at halftime.
The third quarter was all Hazen, however, as the Highlanders outscored Renton 12-5 in the third frame.
But Renton roared back in the final quarter, outscoring Hazen 26-12 to secure a 2-point win.
Turnovers proved to the be costly for the Highlanders, as Hazen turned the ball over nine times in the fourth quarter and 22 times overall.
"They did a great job with their defensive pressure and we did not handle the adversity that faced us in the 4th quarter as we lost our composure," said Hazen coach Ryan Thompson in an email.
Hazen's Connor O'Hearn led all corers with 21 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists. Isaiah Davis added 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists while Dominic Green had 14 points, 5 blocks and 4 rebounds of his own.
Shaykiel Milord led the way for the Indians with 19 points and Jordan Holland added 15.
With the loss, Kennedy Catholic moved into a first-place tie with Hazen as both have a 9-1 league record.
Hazen takes on Lindbergh Wednesday at Hazen and travels to Foster on Friday.
Renton next plays at Foster on Wednesday and travels to Highline on Friday.